The Discovery of America, plate 1 from the "Nova Reperta" (New Inventions of Modern Times)

Stradanus, Theodoor Galleca. 1590

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Amerigo Vespucci is seen standing holding a banner and sextant, conversing with a nude indigenous woman seated in a hammock. Animals and cannibals in the distance; a ship at the left. Inscribed below: AMERICA (Americen Americus retexit -- Semel vocavit in de semper excitam)


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